When it comes to digital access, there are two parts of the equation:
Earlier in 2017, Accenture opened a cutting-edge tech hub called The Dock in Dublin, Ireland, the single most connected building on the planet. With over 10,000 sensors (more per square foot than any space on the globe), the building is intelligently connected to all other things and people within its walls.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a public cloud computing platform that launched in 2006 and started with just two services. In a little over a decade, it has grown to 100+ services with a million active customers worldwide including over 2300 government customers, served from 16 different AWS regions around the globe.
Smart city projects in New York are first and foremost about the people—improving quality of life for the millions of residents, workers and visitors who come here to live, work and play. Sure, the technology is great, and it is key to our mission, but it is not the end goal in itself.
When we think of smart cities, we think about things like technology, IoT, pilots, and scaling. All of those things are important, of course, but in San Diego, we have come to realize that the ability to achieve transformative change depends on how you set up your organization and nurture the people inside it.
Data is the new oil, and cities that know how to extract it will be the smartest cities in the world. Of course, it’s not just about the data—it’s about how you can take incoming data and transform it into actionable insights that will improve the quality of life within your city.
Increased connectivity is taking over all aspects of our cities, including mobility, buildings, and even the citizens themselves. While it is hard to say exactly what the future will hold, we must begin planning today for the possibilities and challenges that lay ahead of us.
In Orlando, we see smart cities initiatives as a valuable way to promote and enhance the Orlando brand. Although Orlando is a city of just over 275,000 people, we are part of a larger metropolitan area of about 3 million. We also have the 4.5 million Tampa/St.
At Ford, we have seen a lot of industry and societal changes that will impact our company. Traditionally we have used a one-to-one model: we produce a vehicle, sell it to a customer, and it is used for that purpose.
You don’t have to be the CIO of a city to know that the transportation industry is changing – and changing rapidly.
In Las Vegas, the downtown area has been designated as our Innovation District, an incubator for smart city technologies aimed at promoting and adopting new transportation infrastructure and mobility technologies.
Two main goals of the Paris climate agreement are to meet the 1.5 degree Celsius target and to create a 21st-century clean energy economy.
Miami has been growing exponentially over the past years, and with sea levels rising, we know we have to act now to protect our growing population. What are we going to do in 5, 10, or 15 years when those water-front homes aren’t homes anymore? How will we protect residents in areas that are susceptible to flooding and high tides?